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Muay Thai

Since I don’t have the time and $ now to go to a muay thai school can anyone suggest a good book and a DVD or video to learn from.

IMO it’s no good to try to learn MA from DVDs or books. A lot of technique is involved and if you don’t get it right (99% sure you don’t) you’ll have a hard time when you start under a trainer because you have to relearn everything.

Start on your own with cardio, streching etc, etc…

Good luck

[quote]Mr. Moose wrote:
IMO it’s no good to try to learn MA from DVDs or books. A lot of technique is involved and if you don’t get it right (99% sure you don’t) you’ll have a hard time when you start under a trainer because you have to relearn everything.

Start on your own with cardio, streching etc, etc…

Good luck[/quote]

Spot on. You’ll learn more in one lesson from a good teacher than you will in months of study from books.

im in agreement with what those 2 guys said.

To expand on what the other guys said, I used to take Muay Thai lessons in Phoenix, along with some other disciplines all from the same trainer, and the nuances to the forms and styles are critical to the art. The books and DVDs won’t do justice at all. You just gotta have that hands-on guidance from the trainer to get it right and make it worth your time. You also really gotta spend the time getting your ass kicked around the dojo to know whether you are getting the techniques down correctly. It’s worth the $$ to go spend your time in a good dojo, and you normally get a lot really good training guidance and one-on-onoe time with the master for your cash. Bottom line: your money is far better spent going to see the trainer as opposed to the books/DVD’s.